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November 18, 2014

Which fruit can be savory and sweet?

By: Leanne Ely   It’s time once again for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe. Today you’ll learn a trick, a tip and you’ll get a great recipe to try it out with. Neat, huh? Today’s focus is on: PLANTAINS The next time you pass by the plantains in the grocery store, you should pick up… Read more

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November 14, 2014

Where are 90% of a walnut’s antioxidants found?

By: Leanne Ely Walnuts are like nature’s perfect little packaged food. Chock full of healthy fats, antioxidants, protein, fiber, minerals and vitamins, walnuts reign supreme in the kingdom of nuts. Just a quarter cup of walnuts a day is plenty for you to reap their health benefits. And just what sorts of health benefits are… Read more

squash for dinner

October 30, 2014

5 ways to enjoy squash for dinner

By: Leanne Ely   You can tell by the bright yellow or orange flesh of winter squash (well, depending on the variety), that this fall harvest fruit is good for you. (Yes, squash is a fruit!) Winter squash, like acorn and butternut, are the more substantial varieties. And I’m sure you already knew it, but… Read more

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October 28, 2014

Which ancient fruit makes the perfect salad topping?

By: Leanne Ely   I’ve been seeing figs popping up around the farmers’ markets so I thought we’d focus on this seasonal fruit today. You’re about to learn a tip, a trick and a great new recipe featuring the fig! Figs have been harvested since the 9th century BC where they were a staple in… Read more

Swiss Chard-K

October 3, 2014

Which leafy green contains more than 8 times your daily required amount of Vitamin K?

By: Leanne Ely   Swiss chard is still making a big appearance at my local farmer’s market…how about yours? If you’ve been wondering about whether or not you should pick up some of these leafy greens, I say, do it! Swiss chard is sometimes known as white beet, strawberry spinach, Chilian beet, leaf beet, spinach… Read more

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September 22, 2014

Eat Your Heart Out (literally!)

By: Leanne Ely   Organ meats. Do you eat them? Or does your stomach turn at the thought of eating another creature’s . . . well, stomach? Eating tongues, hearts, livers and kidneys may seem pretty gross to most people, but way back when our hunter/gatherer ancestors would bring home a kill, the offal was… Read more

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September 19, 2014

Which cancer-fighting veggie deserves another chance?

By: Leanne Ely   Have you ever seen Brussels sprouts before they’re harvested from their stalks? They are just the coolest looking things! The next time you’re at the farmer’s market, see if you can find some. They’re awesome—a little tree with tiny cabbages up and down the stalk. I adore Brussels sprouts—now. But when… Read more

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September 2, 2014

Which fruit can decrease the risk of asthma and regulate blood sugar?

By: Leanne Ely   It’s apple season once again, so today we’re going to give you a trick, a tip and a great new rec-ipe, all related to this classic fruit bowl staple. These sweet (sometimes tart) fruits make the perfect grab-and-go snack. Apples are delicious, filling and healthy, plus they have a built-in, biodegradable… Read more

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August 29, 2014

Bite into the benefits of the “new” red meat

By: Leanne Ely   It’s funny how suddenly people are wild about bison. But, once upon a time, these animals were a major source of protein and nutrients in North America. Bison isn’t new by any means, but it is certainly enjoying a new popularity! If you’re searching for a different red meat to add… Read more

hormones

August 28, 2014

Are your hormones raging out of control? Learn how to balance them with food.

By: Leanne Ely   You hear about it all of the time, but do you really understand how important hormone health is to your overall well being? Think of hormones as tiny little chemical messengers in your body. These little guys are responsible for regulating all kinds of important things within the body including metabolism,… Read more